UFC 301: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg

4 May 2024
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About UFC 301: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg

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UFC 301: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg [Image via UFC]


UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg was an MMA pay-per-view event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that took place on May 4, 2024, at the Farmasi Arena, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event of UFC 300 was a highly anticipated flyweight title clash between reigning champion Alexandre Pantoja and Steve Erceg. This event will signify the promotion's twelfth appearance in Rio de Janeiro, the first since UFC 283 back in January 2023. In the main event, Pantoja won the bout via a unanimous decision.


A co-main event featured the return of former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who took on the #12 ranked bantamweight in Jonathan Martinez. This matchup took place in the bantamweight division. Aldo won the fight via a unanimous decision.


The third fight of the main card was between light-heavyweights Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith and the undefeated Vitor Petrino. A lightweight match between Ismael Bonfim and Vinc Pichel also took place at the event. They were initially scheduled to face off at UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Lewis, but the bout was canceled due to Bonfim's failure to make weight.


Currently, the flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja holds a record of 28 wins and 5 losses (28-5-0), whereas Erceg maintains an almost unblemished professional record of 12 wins and 2 losses (12-2-0).


UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg Main Card


Weight ClassFightMethodRoundResult
Flyweight ChampionshipAlexandre Pantoja (c) vs. Steve ErcegDecision (unanimous) (48–47, 48–47, 49–46)R5 (5:00)
Alexandre Pantoja (c) def. Steve Erceg
BantamweightJonathan Martinez vs. José AldoDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)R3 (5:00)
José Aldo def. Jonathan Martinez
Light HeavyweightAnthony Smith vs. Vitor PetrinoSubmission (guillotine choke)R1 (2:00)
Anthony Smith def. Vitor Petrino
MiddleweightMichel Pereira vs. Ihor PotieriaSubmission (guillotine choke)R1 (0:54)
Michel Pereira def. Ihor Potieria
MiddleweightPaul Craig vs. Caio BorralhoKO (punches)R2 (2:10)
Caio Borralho def. Paul Craig


UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg Preliminary Card


Weight ClassFightMethodRoundResult
FeatherweightJack Shore vs. Joanderson BritoTKO (doctor stoppage)R2 (3:35)
Joanderson Brito def. Jack Shore
Women's StrawweightKarolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Iasmin LucindoDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)R3 (5:00)
Iasmin Lucindo def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
LightweightElves Brener vs. Myktybek OrolbaiDecision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)R3 (5:00)
Myktybek Orolbai def. Elves Brener
LightweightDrakkar Klose vs. Joaquim SilvaDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)R3 (5:00)
Drakkar Klose def. Joaquim Silva


UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg Early-Preliminary Card


Weight ClassFightMethodRoundResult
LightweightMauricio Ruffy vs. Jamie MullarkeyTKO (punches)R1 (4:42)
Maurício Ruffy def. Jamie Mullarkey
Women's FlyweightDione Barbosa vs. Ernesta KareckaiteDecision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)R3 (5:00)
Dione Barbosa def. Ernesta Kareckaitė
LightweightIsmael Bonfim vs. Vinc PichelDecision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)R3 (5:00)
Ismael Bonfim def. Vinc Pichel
FlyweightAlessandro Costa vs. Kevin BorjasTKO (punches)R2 (1:35)
Alessandro Costa def. Kevin Borjas


How to watch UFC 301?


In the US

For fight fans in the US, you can grab your ESPN+ membership at 6.99$ plus an additional $79.99 Pay-per-view (PPV) price to catch UFC 301.


In the UK

For fans of MMA in the United Kingdom, a Sports Extra Month Membership on Now TV, at 34 pounds per month, will allow you to stream UFC 301.


In India

Indian UFC fans can catch UFC 301 live on the Sony Ten channels or subscribe to SonyLiv, with yearly packages at Rs. 999 and monthly packages at Rs. 299, to stream UFC. Additionally, Jio customers can stream UFC 299 live via the JioTV app for free.


Also Read: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg Head-to-Head Record

FAQs

A. UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg took place on May 4, 2024.

A. UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg took place at the Farmasi Arena, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A. The main event for UFC 301 was between Alexandre Pantoja and Steve Erceg for the UFC flyweight championship.

A. The co-main event for UFC 301 was between Jonathan Martinez and Jose Aldo.

A. The main card for UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg commenced at 10 p.m. ET.

A. UFC 301: Pantoja vs. Erceg can be streamed live on ESPN+PPV.

Last Modified May 5, 2024 01:19 GMT
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